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With over 182 hectares of scenic natural bushland and variety of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Visitors can engage in both recreational and...more
Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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It’s always a treat to visit Blackbutt reserve. We timed our visit for the koala feeding, 2pm, and being mid-week, there was nobody there. From there, there are gorgeous walking trails to enjoy the outdoors. This is the place you just keep going back to,...More
In the heart of Newcastle, Blackbutt Reserve is full of walking tracks and sheltered areas with tables and seats. Kids playing areas with new swings and other play equipment, wildlife is abundant with viewing areas for kangaroos and wallabies, emu's to mention a few, it's...More
An excellent free animal reserve.
Not too big to get tired. Animal feeding times plus informational talks. Set in bushland, about 10min or so from Newcastle CBD. Large player area next to it with covered areas to enjoy a picnic.
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Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018
There is a lot to see and great for children to learn about birds animals and the environment.i find it is a great place to go when waiting for anybody attending John Hunter Hospital for appointments. No stressful parking and enjoyable
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018
Thank you Bobh666 for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!
What a wonderful asset for Newcastle.
Husband and I visited through the week and were very impressed by the cleanliness and maintenance of the animal enclosures and grounds in general.
Large duck pond,clean picnic and bbq sheltered area,play ground for the kids.
It’s relaxing to...More
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018
Thank you thewiseoldbird, you have described Blackbutt Reserve beautifully, we hope to see yoiu agian soon!
Blackbutt reserve offers a variety of walks, that are nice and easy, ranging in distance. If you are adventurous you could add the walks together to make it all worthwhile. I found the parking fee steep and wasn't expecting it when heading out for a...More